Mayor Smith Supports Free Court Night Workshops on Legal Issues

Mayor Mark A. Smith is encouraging Bayonne residents to make reservations for the fifth annual Court Night program sponsored by the Hudson County Superior Court. Mayor Smith said, “On Court Night in May, residents will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of legal matters that affect their lives.  I hope that people with questions about these matters and other legal issues will take advantage of this outstanding educational program.” The Court Night will take place on Wednesday, May 21.  Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m.  The sessions will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The event will be held in the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Court House (also known as the Old Court House) at 583 Newark Avenue in Jersey City.

The Court Night program will include five free legal workshops.  At the workshops on May 21, judges and attorneys will cover the following topics: Landlord/Tenant Issues, Caregiver Law, Child Support, Divorce, and Expungement of  Criminal Records. Panels of legal experts will address questions posed by the audience.

These programs are open to residents of HudsonCounty.  Interested participants must reserve in advance, so that there will be enough educational material for everyone.  For more information and to reserve your place today, please contact CariAnn Gingerelli at 201-217-5109, or send an e-mail to  Please include your name, telephone number, and the workshop you would like to attend.

The Hudson County Superior Court is sponsoring the legal workshops in partnership with the Hudson County Bar Association and Foundation, the New Jersey State Bar Association and Foundation, and the Hudson County Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns.